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Imagine a weekend devoted exclusively to you and your favorite hobby... SCRAPBOOKING!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Take a Spin!

I made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday earlier this month. I used the Scallop Square Bigz Clear die from Stampin' Up! for the card base. Very carefully, line up your folded card stock just UNDER one of the scallop edges, and that allows you to cut scallops on three edges, but leave the fourth uncut and folded. For the three layers, I just cut one edge of my cardstock, and then cut each piece the same width.

The fun part of this card, of course, is the stamped section! This is from the Take a Spin SU! set. I stamped the image once on white cards in blue, then on a separate piece of cardstock in red. I cut out the red-stamped image, right on the edge, and mounted that on top of the blue-stamped image. I also colored in a few of the images with a marker. BEFORE you adhere the stamped image pieces to the rest of the card, you need to add the spinner. You can get those through Stamin' Up!, too. There are three parts to the spinner - a brad, the spinner itself, and a washer. I put the brad and spinner on top, and the washer on the bottom, then used pop-dots to lift the entire stamped image from the card base.

Hope you have a great week, and get to stamp and scrap a bit!


Sunday, June 17, 2012


We're enjoying a fun week-end in Nashville, Tennessee! My husband, daughter and I met my brother (traveling from Montana through Ohio) in Nashville, will be here Friday and Saturday, then leave Sunday to spend the night in Memphis before heading home on Monday. We visited the Wild Horse Saloon Friday night, enjoying dinner and really good music. Saturday, we're taking a trolley tour of the city, and separate tours of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium. We have tickets for the Opry Saturday night, seeing some older country artists - TG Sheppard, Riders in the Sky, and Little Jimmy Dickens.

Aside from the fun of visiting Nashville, it's great to spend some time with my brother - we only see him every 2-3 years, and this is the first time he's visited Arkansas since 1994! Just a quick photo of Michael (brother), Robin (daughter) and Michael (husband). Spending time with family is the best!!

Have a great week! Pat

Monday, June 11, 2012

Crop Express on June 16

We are sold out for the Crop Express on June 16th. Thank you for all your support.  - Now to make the Prima goodie bags for you -

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Miss You Latte Card

I made this card for a friend that lives in another state and I hadn't heard from her in quite a while. I used a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set (What's Brewin'?), with Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, and Vanilla card stock. I stamped everything in Chocolate Chip ink and then heat embossed with a Clear Embossing Powder. I cut the spoon out separately and used pop dots to adhere it. I used the Ticket Punch for the corners of the Vanilla card stock - I just love that punch and use it a lot. I added the Chocolate ribbon on the bottom and the 5 brown brads to the side. On the inside (of which I forgot to take a picture!), I adhered a piece of Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Choclate with the phrase "Taking a break from the daily grind to see how you've bean!" from the stamp set. This was a really quick, easy card to do, and nice to send to a friend. Hope you all have a great week - maybe do some scrapping or stamping! :) Pat

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Crop Express on June 16th

We just sent emails to everyone that we have signed up for the Crop Express on June 16th. If you did not receive an email from us, please let us know. We only have two spots left open for this crop.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Today, June 3, would be my maternal grandparents' 80th wedding anniversary! Unfortunately, my grandfather died in 1954 and my grandmother in 2000. My grandfather was one of six children; his mother died when he was a youth, and his father was a rural mail carrier in Minnesota. My grandmother was the only girl (and the youngest child)in a family of 3 boys, so she was probably a little spoiled - even in the early 1900's. As a sidenote, my maternal great-grandparents did celebrate 79 years of marriage, before my great-grandfather passed away at the age of 100!

I love this wedding photo, and have tried to scrapbook it a dozen times (well, okay, maybe 4 or 5 times). I like each one of the attempts I've made, but have never fallen in love with any of them, so I just keep looking and trying. Following are my latest two digital attempts. I used Stampin' Up!'s "My Digital Studio" for both. I love layouts with lots of flowers and bling on them, but, when I work on a layout, it all seems foreign - like it doesn't belong, so I wind up with pretty sparse layouts.


Have a great week!